Senior Web Designer Salary

Median pay for Senior Web Designers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $67K annually. In the world of Senior Web Designers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $46K and $97K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Senior Web Designers (61 percent) who took the survey are men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Senior Web Designers is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,840 - $91,953

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$20.67 - $59.80

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,840 - $91,953  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,726  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,744  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,431 - $97,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 784
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$20.67 - $59.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$27.23 - $61.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,726  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,744  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,431 - $97,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Job Description for Senior Web Designer

A senior web designer is responsible for designing and implementing websites for one or more companies. Depending on the size and structure of their firm, the "senior" designation may refer to either how long they have been employed by their firm or their position relative to other designers; a senior web designer may be a leader for a team of designers as well.

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Senior Web Designer Tasks

  • Ensure creative elements are inline with brand requirements.
  • Interprets creative "look" of each promotion and builds, develops layouts of those materials assigned.
  • Conceptualize, create, develop, design and produce web promotions using graphics design software.

Common Career Paths for Senior Web Designer


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Senior Web Designers sometimes assume positions such as Senior User Experience Designers. That role pays $102K per year on average. Creative Directors or User Experience Designers are common next-step roles for Senior Web Designers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Creative Directors is $14K higher on average, and it's $7K higher for User Experience Designers.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Designer


Senior Web Designers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Flash, User Interface Design, JavaScript, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Dreamweaver, PHP, and HTML. Those familiar with Adobe Photoshop also tend to know Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Most people who know Web Design also know User Interface Design and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Web Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $62K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $68K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. As Senior Web Designers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $84K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Web Designers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Web Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+23 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and New York (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cincinnati, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (10 percent less) and Portland (4 percent less).

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Experience Affects Senior Web Designer Salaries




National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Senior Web Designer Salaries

Flash
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JavaScript
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Design
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Graphic Design
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Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
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National Average
$68,000

Web Design
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Web Development
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Dreamweaver
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PHP
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 14%
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